Eskom not allowed to cut power of municipality which did not pay its bills

Napalm2880

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According to CoJ 2018/19 Key Performance Indicators:
Correction:
108640 kWh provided for FBE (per month)
1416960 kWh provided for FBE (per year)
1416960 / 100kWh / 12 = 1,180 homes.
1416960 / 10kWh / 12 = 11,800 homes
So somewhere between 1,180 and 11,800 homes

The problem, is that once you register they will charge for over 100kWh, so most will just steal.
Those are some very low numbers for JHB. I think it's fair to say based on those numbers, that the majority of low income residents have illegal connections. Thank you for the statistics.
 

Gaz{M}

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The solution is that all electricity revenue gets paid first to Eskom or an Eskom like "distribution" company and then the profits get paid back to municipalities.
 

Vrotappel

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I'm not sure why political problems are made Eskom's problems. All of this is created by the ANC and the ANC will never fix it. the same municipalities are also not paying other suppliers and SARS.
 

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So municipalities can cut off people who don't pay but eskom can not cut off municipalities who don't pay. Anyone else seeing a problem here?
 

system32

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So municipalities can cut off people who don't pay but eskom can not cut off municipalities who don't pay. Anyone else seeing a problem here?
You punishing people who've paid.

Switch the metro to pre-paid.
 

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Letting eskom sink will also punish those that paid
Not suggesting letting eskom sink.
Just that the bulk electricity supply from eskom to the metro be pre-paid.
The metro pays eskom in advance for the electricity they intend to use.

I'm on pre-paid electricity and pre-paid cell-phone.
No reason a whole metro should not be treated the same as a consumer.
 

reactor_sa

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Not suggesting letting eskom sink.
Just that the bulk electricity supply from eskom to the metro be pre-paid.
The metro pays eskom in advance for the electricity they intend to use.

I'm on pre-paid electricity and pre-paid cell-phone.
No reason a whole metro should not be treated the same as a consumer.
The metro apparently no money, how they planning on prepaying? The the courts say eskom can't withhold delivery irrespective. Then what difference does it make?

Its ridiculous that everyone says eskom must recover the money it's owed but politically and judicially they not being allowed to do so.
 

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The metro apparently no money, how they planning on prepaying? The the courts say eskom can't withhold delivery irrespective. Then what difference does it make?

Its ridiculous that everyone says eskom must recover the money it's owed but politically and judicially they not being allowed to do so.
They could switch to pre-paid now, and recover the historical debt over time.
 

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The metro apparently no money, how they planning on prepaying? The the courts say eskom can't withhold delivery irrespective. Then what difference does it make?

Its ridiculous that everyone says eskom must recover the money it's owed but politically and judicially they not being allowed to do so.
The people pay in advance. Money goes to Eskom. Of course the ANC won't have any of that. Municipalities and Eskom are both state entities. People shouldn't suffer because they can't manage it properly.
 
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